Modern & Mobile Mondays: Future-Ready Returns with Zebra Technologies

Welcome to a brand-new series here on the Barcoding Blog, called “Modern & Mobile Mondays!” We will be sharing a new way to help your business stay connected and on-the-go each Monday. This week, we are featuring one of our partners, Zebra Technologies. Learn more about our partnerships with Zebra here.

The Future-Ready Returns Operation
Holiday shopping means lots of holiday returns. The volume of returned purchases has risen in proportion to the growth of e-commerce, which has reached $642.6 billion in global sales. This rise of online shopping has changed the way our teams and organizations need to be prepared. A data-powered environment provides better returns visibility and real-time guidance, so that you can prevent reduced profit margins from unproductive assets.

At each stage along the way, visibility is the key to a successful process. From the moment the item is brought back, a label scan can help you keep track of the item. Then, as it travels through logistics providers, warehouses, and processing, further scanning will ensure it has been progressing along smoothly. Color-coded or RFID labels allow for easy tracking and sorting into the appropriate placement, like resale, discounting or recycling.

Customers now return more than three times as many online purchases as in-store purchases. Are you prepared? You can build a future-ready returns operation of your own with the right tools. Contact us for assistance finding the right mobile devices and solutions for your organization.

To learn more about how to future-proof your returns process, download the infographic here.

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